This recipe is quick and easy to prepare and very delicious! The whole family loves it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground beef and onion in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Stir in water and rice. Season with beef bouillon and black pepper. Simmer 25 to 30 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Stir in diced tomatoes and green peppers. Simmer another 10 minutes, until green pepper is tender. Sprinkle top with cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

702 calories; protein 37.3g; carbohydrates 45.8g; fat 39.5g; cholesterol 132.4mg; sodium 803.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
As others have said, this is a good base recipe to build on. As written it seems bland. However, I followed the steps for the most part and tweaked it to my own taste. Here is what I did: Sauteed diced onion and red bell pepper in a little oil until tender (not translucent, but tender ... about three minutes), added in ground turkey (because that is what I had on hand), browned it until done, added the water and three chicken bouillon cubes (you should always use one cube per cup of water, but I added in three cubes since I didn't know how to halve one), added the rice, a can of diced tomatoes, and then black pepper, a little seasoning salt, a tad bit of celery salt, some garlic powder and onion powder, and let it simmer for about 30 minutes (until most of the liquid had soaked into everything). Then I poured everything into a baking dish, covered it with torn up pepperjack cheese slices and put it in the oven on 350 for about 10 minutes (long enough for the cheese to melt). BOY! WAS THIS GOOD. I served it with salad. Again, I think this recipe, as written, would be extremely bland unless you like bland food. For those of us who like full flavor and that "kick", you definitely need to take it up a notch. Read More
(27)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2006
My family has made a version of this my whole life. Here is the most important key to getting flavor into this dish- ALWAYS ALWAYS match the bouillon to the water. If it calls for 2c water add two cubes and so forth. Even if you add nothing else remember the bouillon. Here are some other tips: Depending on your taste try adding drained black or green olives. You can add alittle jalepeno pepper to give it some zip. Any flavored cheese works with this-So what ever mood you are in cheese it up that way and add your own spices. Over all it is one of those recipes that allows variety. It is a great base to start with and a great way to introduce cassaroles to the kids. They simply love it due to the cheese. Read More
(38)
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2006
My family has made a version of this my whole life. Here is the most important key to getting flavor into this dish- ALWAYS ALWAYS match the bouillon to the water. If it calls for 2c water add two cubes and so forth. Even if you add nothing else remember the bouillon. Here are some other tips: Depending on your taste try adding drained black or green olives. You can add alittle jalepeno pepper to give it some zip. Any flavored cheese works with this-So what ever mood you are in cheese it up that way and add your own spices. Over all it is one of those recipes that allows variety. It is a great base to start with and a great way to introduce cassaroles to the kids. They simply love it due to the cheese. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
As others have said, this is a good base recipe to build on. As written it seems bland. However, I followed the steps for the most part and tweaked it to my own taste. Here is what I did: Sauteed diced onion and red bell pepper in a little oil until tender (not translucent, but tender ... about three minutes), added in ground turkey (because that is what I had on hand), browned it until done, added the water and three chicken bouillon cubes (you should always use one cube per cup of water, but I added in three cubes since I didn't know how to halve one), added the rice, a can of diced tomatoes, and then black pepper, a little seasoning salt, a tad bit of celery salt, some garlic powder and onion powder, and let it simmer for about 30 minutes (until most of the liquid had soaked into everything). Then I poured everything into a baking dish, covered it with torn up pepperjack cheese slices and put it in the oven on 350 for about 10 minutes (long enough for the cheese to melt). BOY! WAS THIS GOOD. I served it with salad. Again, I think this recipe, as written, would be extremely bland unless you like bland food. For those of us who like full flavor and that "kick", you definitely need to take it up a notch. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2005
I loved this! I found it to be creamy and comforting. I did a few things differently. I used brown rice. So I cooked it by itself (1c. nishiki brown rice 2 1/2 c water) for 30 minutes. Than I put it with the meat for 15 minutes together. By then it was more than ready for the tomatoes. I used one 10 oz. can of diced tomatoes and green chillis. This took care of any blandness others may have found. I used one 8 oz. block of monterey jack cheese that I shredded. I mixed it in a little while it was melting so it made it really creamy. This was EXCELLANT! I love it! The only problem I have is that the kids (5 4 2) didn't like it but the baby (1) did. Go figure. If my husband were here it would be gone. This made more than enough for a family of six. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2006
I really liked this recipe because it was so easy to make and required little clean up I added some chili peppers basil and spike for seasoning and a can of crispy corn also I left out the cheese my five year old loved it and because I love hot and spicy i added some hot pepper sauce to my bowl yummy! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
This is a quick easy delicious meal with minimal kitchen clean-up. My husband loved it and requested I cook it again next week. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2003
This recipe was a good starting point although a little bland for my family. I added a little garlic powder and onion powder. It didn't look so good but it tasted delicious. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2006
Extremely bland Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2006
This was very good. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
Excellent dish!! Everyone loved...my son added corn to it as well though we didn't add the cheese. Quick easy and a winner!! Read More
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